In queue for pizza, 2 women molested

Two women waiting in queue at a leading pizza chain in Defence Colony, South Delhi, were allegedly assaulted and groped by two boys on Friday.

One of the women told police that they were in queue to receive their pizza when two boys addressed them using vulgar language and passed lewd comments. When they protested, the woman alleged, the boys pulled them by the hair and molested them. "When one of the women raised an alarm the boys tried to run away. They dialled 100 and one of the boys was caught by the public," a senior police officer said.

Meanwhile, in Uttam Nagar, West Delhi, a 20-year-old man was arrested for throwing acid on a 25-year-old woman. The woman sustained 20 per cent burns.

Police said Israr, a resident of Rama Park, was angry as the woman had been ignoring his advances. On January 8, he entered her home and tried to molest her. When the woman resisted, he threatened her with a bottle of acid, police said.

She screamed for help and as Israr tried to throw acid at her, she held his hand and jumped aside, police said. The acid fell on her lower body and she fell unconscious. Neighbours took her to Mahendru hospital.

The hospital authorities informed police, but her statement could not be recorded as she was unconscious, police said. The woman was later shifted to Safdarjung hospital. After she gave her statement, Israr was arrested and booked for molestation and attempt to murder.

In Khajuri Khas, Northeast Delhi, a tailor was arrested on Sunday for raping a 14-year-old girl at knifepoint, police said.

The Class VIII girl was raped on Friday evening and she reported it to her father who returned to the city on Sunday. The father approached the police.

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